Power Saving


Today I was buying some bricolage accessories in aki, when I spotted the power meter that Joao Barros mentioned a few days ago, so I decided to buy one to.

Let me start by saying how much power I’ve started saving by turning off “stand-by” equipments:

  • Living room TV (8W in "off"!? and 12W in standby)
  • Desktop computer, 2x LCD Monitor (8w) - which I don't use anymore but were still plugged in.
  • Kitchen TV (4W)
  • Several Power adapters (4W)


  • G4 mac-mini (30W on, 3W on standby!!)
  • Microwave (4W to display a clock !?

Hope to save some € thanks to this :)

written by Diogo Gomes